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Tamarind Village appoints new GM

Tamarind Village appoints new GM

Tom Van Blarcom, TQPR Thailand

Preeya Pramukkul, the new General Manager of Tamarind Village, Chiang Mai.

Tamarind Village, Chiang Mai’s stylish boutique hotel, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Preeya Pramukkul as the new General Manager.

Ms. Pramukkul brings a deep attachment to Chiang Mai and a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry to her new post. She previously held senior management positions at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and was a member of Four Seasons opening teams for resorts in India, Maldives and Chiang Mai. More recently she worked for Rosewood Hotels and Resorts in Japan and the United States and for Unilever Thailand.

Her extensive background in hotel development and human resource management will be a tremendous asset during the current upgrading of rooms and an intensive staff training program that aims to establish Tamarind Village as Chiang Mai’s leading boutique hotel.

“Tamarind Village already enjoys a loyal clientele among both international and domestic visitors, and we would like to assure our guests that the redecoration is intended to enhance, rather than alter, the unique charm and character of the hotel,” she said.

The hotel will remain open during the project, however all work will proceed at a discreet and considerate pace designed to minimize any possible disturbance. At the time of writing, the new “Ruan Tamarind” restaurant is open and by December, 2005, eleven guest rooms will have been fully refurbished.

There will be a short break for the Festive Season from the December 20, 2005 to January 8, 2006, after which work will resume. When the project is completed by October, 2006, the hotel will have a total of 37 rooms, two suites and a Spa, all freshly decorated in a style that draws on the rich cultural heritage of northern Thailand’s ancient Lanna kingdom for its inspiration.

Since May, 2005, Tamarind Village has been owned and operated by Raya Heritage Ltd., one of the Premier Group of companies. The Premier Group also owns and operates Rayavadee resort in Krabi, a member of The Leading
Hotels of the World.